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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Polls' started by Kreis, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. TurtwigFan1

    TurtwigFan1 burning it down

    the worst part of coming back onto this site to get in touch with old friends is finding out they havent been here in 5 years. sucks when you miss someone a lot but cant do anything about it
     
  2. The Admiral

    The Admiral solid state survivor

    It's pretty easy to get your life sucked away by waifu garbage. It's like, uh, some kinda demon. Succubus-ish in nature.

    I say this considering how many hours of my life I've pissed away on Granblue Fantasy the last few months. (At least I'm not enough of an idiot to spend real money to gamble on it. I already still play Magic, that's enough budgetary stupidity for one human being.)

    Oh well. How bout a topic? How bout that... uh, sports team... Actually, I think there was something really interesting that happened in sports news recently, and I can't remember what it was. No, no, it wasn't the Cubs winning the World Series, that was a year ago.
     
  3. kuzronk

    kuzronk 1 Reputation Comment

    Watching like a year worth of anime is easy if you mark stuff you seen as a kid like Pokemon,Beyblade etc and aren't into normal TV/Movies.

    I miss the old Serebii but I can get why it's dead since forums in general have died more or less.
     
  4. Abstinence Pistols

    Abstinence Pistols Fahrvergnugen

    Yeah it's weird to look at forum culture + something that was a pretty big part of the Internet for years and years die off and get replaced after spending so much time there.
    It's even weirder when you look at the sort of cyclical nature of the Internet and technology and realize that the institutions we have now (Twitter, Facebook, etc) are slowly becoming too big to be replaced (maybe they already have)
    And then you log onto the first forum you ever signed up for to see what's new and you realize you joined when you were a middle schooler to try and trade Pokemon with strangers, and now you're a sophomore in college and you haven't touched a Pokemon game in years.

    The future freaks me out
    My city's soccer club might be moving somewhere else, maybe. I probably would know if I enjoyed soccer. Does that count?

    Also, if Jb or anyone else actually has watched almost a year of shows, throw some recs my way. I finished The Sopranos last week and I need something to fill the extra hours in my day now.

    That's the only possible reason I can think of. They could offer zero dollar footlongs and I still wouldn't eat at Subway
    I guess it's not the worst restaurant available if you're like, at a rest stop and have nothing else but I've pretty much universally had subpar (ha) experiences there
     
  5. kuzronk

    kuzronk 1 Reputation Comment

    I own Ultra Sun but I only played a couple hours so far. Like I barely care about anime and stuff these days and I can't even really listen to music anymore since my ear problems are back. I'm a bit lazy at games and stuff but I keep on buying them.

    What type of shows are you into? I could tell you to watch obscure 90s adult animation and weird British comedies like League of Gentlemen but you likely aren't looking for that.
     
  6. Zazie

    Zazie So 1991

    The best show to watch ever is MTV's Downtown. Followed by Mission Hill. Both excellent adult cartoons.
     
  7. The Admiral

    The Admiral solid state survivor

    My personal anime recommendation is Izetta: The Last Witch. If you're like me, you'll never want to watch anime again after that.

    Actually, a serious answer would be Gintama if you can find a good a good fansub group (because 50~90% of the jokes do not translate well) or Mobile Suite Gundam 0080.

    Or just do what I've been doing and say **** anime and just watch Homestar Runner and Two Best Friends Play Omikron. God, Omikron, what a terrible game. How Bowie got roped into that and ended up with his best song of the 90s used as the game's song for its title scene, I will never know. Maybe David Cage really is the Devil, as he seems to assert throughout the game.
     
  8. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    Yeah. Somehow. That is almost a year of my life lmao
     
  9. Josef Stylin

    Josef Stylin I want to die

    I'm at a really weird fence and very conflicted about it. I still come here once in a while just to get in touch with exactly two people while I already have the rest of my friends on Facebook. So now I'm the only one on that group still here because of two people and while I do like messing around with them it's also kind of the worst because they can't stop browsing this place that died after like 2012/2013(?) and now neither can I because what is letting go of the past. I feel like one of those people that still log on MySpace and that's never going to feel normal.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2017
  10. Rezzo

    Rezzo Your milk will go cold on you

    I got all grumpy and pouty on the way to work after reading the following that morning:

    Mainly because I'm weird kid who overthinks things all the time but now I've learned something as well

    You could be way more desensitised than what you seem to be from my (terrible) perspective, but maybe you're good at hiding and masking it in the form of burning Xbox 360s and stuff
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2017
  11. GrizzlyB

    GrizzlyB Confused and Dazed

    I can definitely appreciate getting sucked into a show/game/whatever to the point where you're basically freebasing it from start to end. I guess the part I don't get is that I'm also pretty particular about trying to determine beforehand if something will be worth my time, and it seems like you have to be uncritical to actually take that much in. There've been more than a few anime that I was pretty pissed after watching because they were just that bad (in my opinion... the only reason I watched them in the first place was because they were well-received by others). Probably a lot of that is because I usually torrent anime, so you have the time associated with that, plus have to find a good fansub group, etc... maybe it'd be easier to just get a Crunchyroll sub or something so I have access to a bunch and can freely skim through a lot more.

    Biggest thing I can think of is that Jerry Richardson is selling the Panthers after being outed as a sexual-harassing racist by Sports Illustrated. Which, while there was a lot of impropriety reported in the story, none of it was incredibly severe to the point that you would expect him to bail the NFL completely (given that he, unlike most current owners, completely created the team and brought it to an unexpected market like Carolina), so there's some speculation that there's more there.

    I don't use it, but I was kinda under the impression that Facebook has been gradually slowing down for a few years, now? There are a lot of alternatives for both personal and professional networking. It'll obviously be around for years yet, but I think it'll be superseded by true mobile platforms eventually. As for Twitter, even though I have an account, I still don't get what people use it for? To me, it's to get information from sources that you're interested in (in my case, I follow 15-20 Broncos/NFL reporters), so I'm not sure where using it as an interactive social platform works. A lot of the scummiest internet conversations I've ever seen have been random twitter conversations, so I'm not sure how it's supposed to be functional.

    Depends on what you like, obviously, but if you haven't seen it, I think How I Met Your Mother is a pretty strong recommendation; it's funny, but also has a lot of serious/compelling plotlines, it's long, and it's on Netflix (afaik).

    tbh, a lot of the reason I'm still around is because of something that kochoupink said a long time ago that resonated with me, saying that this place was like the bar from Cheers, where you go when you want to do... forum things (also, not-Sex Pistols, you should consider watching Cheers). So, aside from having a place where I can write non-sequiturs about my nerdy pastimes, it's also a little bit about keeping the lights on, so to speak.

    Though as time goes by, I get the feeling more and more that people force themselves away from their interests to grow up, or w/e, so each day makes it a little more unlikely that any given person would actually want to come back.

    Not 100% sure I follow you here, but if you're saying that you were grumpy and pouty from overthinking my post, the "8 years, what's your deal?" thing was a joke (I've been here for TEN). And the "posts devoid of content" comment was me saying that, even if clubs were as spammy as all get-out (which, tbf, they were), the result of cracking down on that meant that nobody posted there, instead of just making so-called "meaningful" posts (which is probably as much of a reason as any that this place is a ghost town; forums were founded on the arts of derailing, trolling, and shitposting).

    Man, that was awesome. jb, blow up an iPhone X pls


    Anyway, I finally set up my Switch and have started playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I'm only 5-10 hours in (technically 20, but I waste so much time either leaving the system running or pointlessly exploring everything I can before advancing the story that I assume a normal person would have a fraction of that), and it's alright, but I feel like I'll probably end up liking the other two Xenoblade games better.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2017
  12. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    @ Rezzo what genre of shows are you into

    I'm 95 hours into Xenoblade 2, only on chapter 6 lol. Lots of **** to do, Nia is best girl
     
  13. Rezzo

    Rezzo Your milk will go cold on you

    Pretty much spot on, I just thought you were being bitterly sarcastic and I couldn't figure out why (your profile join date + not knowing that you actually don't visit other subforums)

    Pretty much anything mind**** and/or ambiguous so stuff like Lain, Evangelion but I'll give most stuff a go

    If you mean non-anime then yeah pretty much anything mind**** and/or ambiguous like Twin Peaks and a lot of British sitcoms

    All y'all should watch the Father Ted Christmas special if you haven't seen it.
     
  14. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    I assume you seen the staples like Higurashi, Ookami Kakushi, Umineko, and others like, Another, Now and Then, Here and There?
     
  15. Vernikova

    Vernikova Champion

    I've finally been baptized today. I almost cried in front of everyone, so I didn't say very much. I was very surprised at it, but I felt very happy, and my journey of re-conversion finally "ended" today and a new journey has begun.
     
  16. GrizzlyB

    GrizzlyB Confused and Dazed

    Yeah, Nia is probably my favorite character. Context for other people: jb likes the catgirl lol

    Anyway, I finally finished it tonight. Should probably finish all the other late-game stuff, but 9/10 times I completely lose my drive for a game when I finish the story (or when it's getting close to the end), and this is definitely one of those times. Anyway, about the ending:
    It sucked.

    At least the very last scene did. I hate that ****. I've seen mentions of incoming story DLC, but I doubt it changes the ending.

    I've mentioned that Umineko is an amazing story, but isn't the anime maladapted, half-complete garbage? Another is also maybe my least favorite anime I've ever watched. Higurashi is good, though.

    Oh, congratulations! I don't remember much from my baptism tbh.
     
  17. Forbidden Snowflake

    Forbidden Snowflake take it out on me

    Has anyone read 4321 by Paul Auster? I ask for no spoilers but I've been listening to the audio version of it and there's something I didn't get there;
    At some early part he says that Stanley died from the fire in his shop, but then later he still appears in the plot, and the year has already passed from the time of his death iirc..
     
  18. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    I decided to do the /r/RoastMe thing on Reddit, and was sorely disappointed.

    I was expecting the roasts to be brutal, but the only thing brutal was their poor attempts.
     
  19. MetalSonic

    MetalSonic Orderan' Defendan'

    Today, I ate a slice of bread. It was a good slice, i'd say! Can't believe people go crustless though, the crust is like 33% of the thing at least!
     
  20. GrizzlyB

    GrizzlyB Confused and Dazed

    I had seen some amusing ones shared around the internet, so I stopped by there one time. Pretty awful; most of them were the same generic comments that didn't have anything to do with the specific person. DIS-A-POINTING
     

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